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What books have you read or own and plan to read in your personal library? Like many others I'm sure, I enjoy reading nonfiction about things that interest me or relate to what I do. I've read several from the Marine Corps Commandants reading list as required, and just finished reading The Ugly American. I plan on either reading On Killing or The Art of War by Sun Tzu next. Anyways, what have you read or would recommend? As you can tell I enjoy military and combat related literature, but feel free to share your niche. I'll update my list of readings soon, I can't remember half of them at the moment. 

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On Combat and On Killing by Lt. Col. Grossman are excellent books. Marcus Luttrell's story Lone Survivor is a must read as well.


If you're interested in some fiction, take a look at Vince Flynn's series based on a CIA operative "Mitch Rapp." Great books/series.

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I have twenty six favorite authors I concentrate on.Mostly  Civil War,second world war,Vietnam War.parapsychology,psyshology,philosophy,politics,religion and Police science.,Have four bookcases and three closets full of books.I read,on average,some eighty one books per year and my spouse reads more.

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The Art of War is a good one.  I have it right here on my desk:


Opened randomly - Force.


"Force means shifts in accumulated energy or momentum.  Skillful warriors are able to allow the force of momentum to seize victory for them withouth exerting their strength." 


On Killing.  That's a powerful book I am trying to read now.  

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I have several books authored by Ann Rule. Another favorite book is City Police written by Jonathan Rubenstien. It is an excellent read about the Philly P.D.

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I am not much of a reader but the few books on my shelves are from my CJ classes, several canine books, quite a few on Aikido and the one I'm reading now is "The Art of Peace" by Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of Aikido). I plan on getting "The Art of War" and "A Book of Five Rings" someday. 


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Louis Lamour complete works, clive Cussler, Chuck Yeager, Tom Clancy, Zane Grey, Steven Coounts, WW II, biographies, Veitnam, Civil War, and many many more


 

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I read mostly non-fiction.


For military reading: Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell; American Sniper, by Chris Kyle; Grant: A Biography, by McFeely; The Art of War, Sun Tsu; Killing Lincoln, by O'Reilly,


Beyond the Band of Brothers, Major Dickk Winters (deceased: January 2011), Outstanding read. (Sorry for the two d's, the system wouldn't accept his name unless I altered it.)


Dumb book to consider not ever reading: The One Minute Manager.


Book for deeper development: The Bible. (for easy reading, try the New International Version [NIV])


Book for leadership development: It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best D__m Ship in the Navy, by Michael Abrashoff.


To become a responsible consumer: Consumer Reports (magazine).


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 Tons of Hot Rod magazines, 2009 Florida State Statute book, Heat Rises by Riichard Castle, a couple magic trick books, and a random assortment of othe reading material.

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One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick


Under and Alone by William Queen

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men read really boring books.

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ahahaha that's funny!  I love it when you're going with a guy and he makes you read a book.  Then you find out you like it!  But you can hardly ever get him to read one of yours!! I KNOW they do that on purpose!! ahahaha! 


I recommend The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook = Daniel Couet's Guide to the City's Ethnic Cuisine. ahahaha!!

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ahahaha that's funny!  I love it when you're going with a guy and he makes you read a book.  Then you find out you like it!  But you can hardly ever get him to read one of yours!! I KNOW they do that on purpose!! ahahaha! 


I recommend The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook = Daniel Couet's Guide to the City's Ethnic Cuisine. ahahaha!!



That's true.  I took a class in college called "Psychology of Women" (it filled my psychology minor) and one of the assignments was to read a romance novel and write something about the interation between the woman and man, and compare it to what we've learned so far.  I got maybe 2 pages in and instantly became bored; and as soon as I found out it was for Extra Credit, I abandoned the project lol.  May have possibly liked it if I gave it the time but I'm a slow reader and didn't have that much paitence.

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Gasp! I couldn't choke down a bodice ripper if you paid me.  They bore me to tears!!


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On Combat and On Killing by Lt. Col. Grossman are excellent books. Marcus Luttrell's story Lone Survivor is a must read as well.


Lt. Grooman is one of the best.  If you ever get a chance to go listen to him it is a MUST.  Sheepdogs


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Do Cliff's Notes count?


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I have many books that are required for school or work. The last book I read that wasn't school or work related was The Soprano State. It was written by two reporters who covered NJ politics. It's a great read and if you live in NJ it'll piss you off. If you don't live here, it'll just add to the reasons you shouldn"t. Also read Dan Brown's books The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons. Both were much better than the movies.


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